Note: Numbers indicate metric tons of high-level radioactive waste
The DOE and Congress have essentially opened up the search for a high-level radioactive waste
deep repository through a blue ribbon commission, he said.
The five-year contract, valued at almost $76 million, assures continuing technical assistance and research support to NRC activities related to storage, transportation, possible reprocessing and ultimate geological disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive wastes
through September 2017.
Finland is constructing the worlds first underground disposal facility for spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko on July 18 announced the forthcoming release of a map showing the most appropriate areas in Japan to bury high-level radioactive waste
from nuclear power plants.
In interim charges released in late January, Straus instructed the House Environmental Regulation Committee to "study the rules, laws, and regulations pertaining to the disposal of high-level radioactive waste
in Texas and determine the potential economic impact of permitting a facility in Texas.
said Thursday that 28 canisters of high-level radioactive waste
produced through the reprocessing of spent Japanese nuclear fuel in Britain will arrive in Japan in the latter half of February.
It supports the department's proposal to create a blue-ribbon commission to address alternatives to management and disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste
from both stored sites and currently operational facilities.
Steven Chu, the new Energy secretary, has announced plans to convene a blue ribbon commission to study what to do with spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste
and make recommendations.
And in a recently discovered area known as the "old dump" there are unknown substances, possibly including high-level radioactive waste
and exotic explosives.
Energy Department plans to transport high-level radioactive waste
from the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in Central California to Yucca Mountain, Nev.
The report stresses the need to press ahead with final disposal solutions for high-level radioactive waste
and spent nuclear fuel.
Gregoire and Locke are most concerned about the likely delay in cleaning up 53 million gallons of high-level radioactive waste
now stored in underground tanks, many of which are decades past their planned useful life.
site, which could become the first geologic repository for disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste
High-level radioactive waste
can pose a threat to people and the environment for several tens of thousands of years, and near-surface storage facilities can't safely contain radioactivity for such long periods of time.